Have you ever asked why is it that those folks in sales just don’t seem to listen to reason when it comes to accountability and operational responsibility? Or, have the folks in sales ever said, those folks in accounting just don’t get it? What about Senior Management just being too demanding expecting more than is humanly possible? The challenge, with many diverse people that together create the fabric of a company, centers around the ability to understand each other and use information to create results.
According to Queens University of Charlotte, “39% of surveyed employees believe that people in their own organization don’t collaborate enough.” Although this isn’t the largest percentage of people, it goes to show that there are quite a few who feel that business communication within their company is not what it could be.
A Salesforce study turned up another interesting statistic: “86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.” This is a huge number that proves the importance of effective workplace communication. Without this, the end result is often a workplace failure – and that’s not something that anybody wants to think about.